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I'm trying to summarize success stories mentioned in this thread.
From @TC610
It never hurts to ask - retention is a big YMMV.  If you don't like the offer given to you when you call for retention, ask for a better one.  Scan through the thread (use the search bar - reading through 130+ pages of posts can be time consuming) to see what others have been offered. Please post what you've got if its better then whats in the WIKI

Citi:
AA
Retention: $95 Statement credit after 5 transactions (no minimum...) in the next 3 months
09/17/2014 $95 refunded no need to make any transactions + 1000 Bonus Points per month for 16 months if made purchases of $1000+
05/12/16 AA Executive: $50 credit every month spend $1500 or 15K Miles for $5K in 5 Months
08/14/17 AA Exec $250 credit for spending $3,000/m * 3m OR 15K Miles for $5K in 3m.

Chase: - Call 800-945-2006.
  IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
    IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k Miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  Freedom (5x catagories)
     Retention: 2,500 UR

Barclay's:
M&M
Retention: Waived by SMing

Arrival
Retention: 5K miles, for keeping the card open randomly.
AF waived, HUCA

US air:
AF waived

American Express

Seems to be clearly spend related while also no rhyme or reason to who gets offers

  Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
  Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
  SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
  SPG business: 10k no spend.
  Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
  Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.
  Business Platinum: 10k no spend/20k for 10k spend/30k no spend +50k for 40k spend

Retention contact numbers:
Citi: 800-444-2568
Chase: 800-945-2006
Amex: 800-452-3945
Barclays: 18664084064 (credit dept)
US Bank:

Click on link to get backdoor numbers for most banks:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Backdoor-Numbers/td-p/408066
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4650 on: March 07, 2016, 09:15:06 AM »
I just got $60 statement credit
I called and SM and got nothing. What did you tell them?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4651 on: March 07, 2016, 09:25:14 AM »
Can I reopen my prg, and then try for retention again ?

I closed a std personal gold last year when the AF hit.  Then backdating died.  I called them about a month after I closed the card and was able to get it reopened.  And never did get charged the AF  ;)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4652 on: March 07, 2016, 09:26:49 AM »
I closed a std personal gold last year when the AF hit.  Then backdating died.  I called them about a month after I closed the card and was able to get it reopened.  And never did get charged the AF  ;)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4653 on: March 07, 2016, 10:21:54 AM »
I called and SM and got nothing. What did you tell them?
I actually called the number on the back of my Ink Bold to discuss retention offers for the that card. When they didn't have an offer for the ink Bold, I asked if the system had offers for my United card (even though the annual fee doesn't post till September).

Just said that I haven't used the perks as much as I anticipated so I'm not sure I can justify paying the membership fee.
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4654 on: March 09, 2016, 01:48:06 AM »
Have people had success on IP on the first year AF?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4655 on: March 09, 2016, 12:22:45 PM »
Got 15,000 MR for EDP .
money doesn't talk......      it SCREAMS !

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4656 on: March 09, 2016, 01:08:07 PM »
Got 15,000 MR for EDP .
Nice! Heavy spend on it ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4657 on: March 09, 2016, 01:08:46 PM »
Nice! Heavy spend on it ?
Depends what you call heavy
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4659 on: March 09, 2016, 01:22:24 PM »
SPG personal: The rep told me, I'll give you the amount of points you earn on a average month, 4k...
Imagine if I would spend 50k per month... :)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4660 on: March 09, 2016, 01:23:05 PM »
SPG personal: The rep told me, I'll give points the amount as you earn on a average month, 4k...
Imagine if I would spend 50k per month... :)

If only I got that rep  ;D

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4661 on: March 09, 2016, 01:24:03 PM »
If only I got that rep  ;D
Would you believe the rep ?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4662 on: March 09, 2016, 01:24:12 PM »
If only I got that rep  ;D

Lol. Probably wouldn't have gotten that offer.  :P
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4663 on: March 09, 2016, 01:24:25 PM »
If only I got that rep  ;D
LOL! From your posts it seems like you're spending 100k per month on your CCs... :)
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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #4664 on: March 09, 2016, 08:49:34 PM »
Got 15,000 MR for EDP .
Did you threaten to cancel? Or just asked if there were any offers?
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